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Wed Jan 20, 2016, 05:18 PM

28. I have been fearing the same

Some at the top of the party now have a seat at the BIG table. Democratic insiders are able to get rich. Years have been spent ingratiating themselves to the beltway institutions that can make that happen. The problem is the cost of that seat at that table.

It costs selling out the rest of the party. They turned the Democratic Party into a vehicle for their own enrichment. We peons are, as Rahm so eloquently put it, "f*cking retarded" anyway. They got rich by getting us dems to go along with neoliberalism.

The problems are: it isn't 1992, Hillary doesn't have Bill's charisma, and America has seen this movie several times now.

Most of the party insiders haven't collected several years' worth of quarter-million-dollar speaking fees. Their promised payoff is yet to come. Bernie upsets that entire apple cart.

I do believe they'd rather keep the possibilty of a movie sequel alive and sell out the party further than give it up. They've sacrified so much already - they deserve a payoff. Besides, Bernie isn't of their ilk; thus, he is easily put on the chopping block.

If they were smart, they could get some restitution from the other side of the aisle for taking down a common enemy, if they haven't already.

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